Release #: 21.01
January 07, 2021

ALPA Congratulates Marty Walsh on Nomination for Labor Secretary

McLEAN, Va.—Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) president Capt. Joe DePete issued the following statement today after President-Elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of Mayor Marty Walsh for secretary of the Department of Labor:

“The U.S. Department of Labor’s vital role of promoting and protecting U.S. workers has never been more important. ALPA applauds the nomination of Mayor Walsh to lead this critical department, and we are confident that his leadership and extensive experience will help advance our nation’s workforce.

“Under Mayor Walsh, the Department of Labor will be well positioned to fight for working Americans who are the foundation of our great democracy. As a former union worker, Mayor Walsh knows firsthand the challenges facing today’s workforce and ALPA is confident that he will remain a strong advocate for increasing labor opportunities.

“ALPA looks forward to partnering with Mayor Walsh to elevate the issues that affect pilots, the aviation industry, and beyond.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 59,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @ALPAPilots.


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